SAN FRANCISCO, CA – New York Times bestselling novelist Eileen Goudge has signed with INscribe Digital for retail marketing and distribution of her forthcoming eBooks. The deal represents a bold commitment to digital-first publishing for Goudge, who has achieved significant success with her eBooks, after building her career in print with 15 women’s fiction novels published by Penguin Putnam and Simon & Schuster, including the perennially popular novel Garden of Lies, published in 22 languages. The new arrangement with INscribe Digital will start with the digital publication of Bones and Roses, a new mystery available for preorder at all major retailers now, and going on sale on August 5, 2014.
“Eileen Goudge is one of today’s most popular women’s fiction authors. We are immensely proud to support her digital publishing plans, as she picks up the gauntlet laid down by Stephen King when he published Riding the Bullet as a digital-only book,” said Anne Kubek, Executive Vice President and General Manager of INscribe Digital.
“I am thrilled to explore new roads in my writing and my career with this decisive move to eBook-first publishing with INscribe Digital,” said author Eileen Goudge. “I believe that there is a strong crossover between mystery and women’s fiction readers, and also that eBooks are the best way to reach them. INscribe Digital’s cutting-edge expertise with retailers, and in marketing to digital audiences, makes them a powerful partner in today’s eBook marketplace.”
Retailers such as Kobo are also hailing Goudge’s move to digital-first publishing. “As a digital retailer, we have seen a number of commercial authors achieve considerable success with eBook-first publishing. It’s exciting to see an author of Eileen Goudge’s stature going this route,” said Nathan Maharaj, Director of Merchandising at Kobo.
About Eileen Goudge
New York Times bestselling novelist Eileen Goudge wrote her first mystery, Secret of the Mossy Cave, at the age of eleven, and went on to pen the perennially popular Garden of Lies, which was published in 22 languages around the world, and numerous other women’s fiction titles. Bones and Roses is the first book in her Cypress Bay Mysteries series. She lives in New York City with her husband, television film critic and entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon (credit george). Keep connected with Eileen at http://www.eileengoudge.com.
About INscribe Digital
INscribe Digital is a technology company specializing in next-generation e-publishing services and tools. Since 2010, the San Francisco-based company has distributed more than 30,000 ebook titles on behalf of authors and literary agents as well as major book publishers, and university and independent presses. INscribe Digital’s Athena content delivery platform provides maximum transparency in distribution and sales reporting. Through strong retailer relationships, the company also delivers customized marketing and sales solutions for diverse clients and a range of eReading devices. INscribe’s team of book industry professionals – together with its parent company, Isolation Network – leverages a decade of experience in delivering music and other digital media assets to leading retailers worldwide. Engineers also make up nearly half of the INscribe Digital staff, offering flexible and scalable solutions for eBook production, conversion, marketing and distribution. For more information, visit www.INscribeDigital.com